WWE Abandons Natalya Heel Turn Storyline With Ronda Rousey

-- WWE has dialed back the friendship storyline involving Ronda Rousey and Natalya that would have eventually led to a heel turn by Natalya due to her father Jim Neidhart passing away, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The idea was to have her turn in the November time frame, but with Neidhart's death, WWE felt they couldn't possibly go through with the storyline given the circumstances and so it was dropped.

-- As a result, creative went back to Nia Jax as Rousey's main foe in this transition period even though Rousey has already wrestled her at a PPV - Money in the Bank - and won the match.